Mark Herring

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Mark Herring
Mark Herring at McAuliffe rally.jpg
47th Attorney General of Virginia
In office
January 11, 2014 – January 15, 2022
GovernorTerry McAuliffe
Ralph Northam
Preceded byKen Cuccinelli
Succeeded byJason Miyares
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
February 1, 2006 – January 11, 2014
Preceded byBill Mims
Succeeded byJennifer Wexton
Personal details
Mark Rankin Herring

(1961-09-25) September 25, 1961 (age 61)
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Laura Herring
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BA, MA)
University of Richmond (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Mark Rankin Herring (born September 25, 1961)[1] is an American lawyer. He was the 47th Attorney General of Virginia from 2014 to 2022. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the Senate of Virginia since a 2006 special election. He represented the 33rd district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.[1][2]

In December 2018, Herring announced his plans to run for Governor of Virginia in the 2021 election.[3] However; later decided to run for re-election as State Attorney General. He lost his re-election campaign in November 2021 to Republican Jason Miyares.

In the wake of Ralph Northam's controversy over blackface pictures appearing on his yearbook page, Herring admitted to also wearing blackface. Herring, like Northam, resisted calls to resign.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Senator Mark R. Herring; Democrat - District 33". Senate of Virginia. Archived from the original on May 29, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  2. "Meet Mark Herring". Archived from the original on November 19, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2009.
  3. Vozzella, Laura (December 7, 2018). "State Attorney General Mark Herring to run for Virginia governor in 2021". Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. Schneider, Gregory S.; Vozzella, Laura (February 6, 2019). "Virginia Attorney General Herring says he wore blackface in college". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 6, 2019.